Here’s a fun anecdote from The Church front. Last Sunday we got word that one of our regulars, who happened to be in San Antonio for the weekend, was in the hospital there for treatment of kidney stones. Bob has had that issue several times before, so as his Body of Christ we lifted him up in prayer last week. Just the Church being the Church, right? So far so good.
This week Bob was back, and he had a story to tell. Seems it was not him who was having the issues with kidney stones. Instead it was his 20-year-old grandson, who was also recovering from a major surgery on his arm. Yikes. So here are the questions we faced this week …
Did we need to ask God to ignore last week’s intercessions, kind of “Oops, never mind”? In other words, were all those prayers last week wasted? Bob doesn’t think so. He’ll take every prayer he can get, and I’m sure with him on that one. In the proverbial words of the playground, “No take-backs.”
Did we need to maybe ask God to put those last prayers on a celestial transfer list like switching money between accounts at the bank? Take them off of Bob’s ledger and reapply them to Seth’s? I don’t know. Somehow treating the ear of God like a bank ledger just doesn’t seem quite right.
Neither of those options felt exactly right. Honestly, I think we would be better served taking the approach we finally decided upon. And what would that be?
Joining God and Bob (and maybe even Seth when he feels a little better) in a little divine chuckle about the whole thing, and moving on to the next “person of interest,” the next point of intercession that opens up to us. Keep those prayers coming.
Psalms 69:34 says, “Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them”
Father, be with Seth and Bob as they deal with their kidney stone issues. And thanks for laughing with us yesterday. Amen.